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CBS
Jan 5, 2013 8:00am EST
the train comes along ♪ welcome to "great scenic railway journeys." i'm david holt. today, north america offers more railway adventures than anywhere else in the world. and in this program, we're going to give you a taste of some of the very best, from historic steam trains to elegant dinner trains, to the most luxurious rail liners anywhere in north america, all coming up next on "great scenic railway journeys." north america's great railroad legacy began on august 8, 1829 when horatio allen tested an english-built steamer named the stourbridge lion in northeast pennsylvania. this historic event would help slingshot north america into an industrial giant over the next hundred years. by the time america entered the civil war, there were more than 60,000 miles of railroad track in the united states. by the turn of the century it ballooned to more than 190,000. >> the railroads played such a significant, almost unequaled role in the development of the country. >> holt: today the railroads that helped build the world around us are slowly disappearing. nearly 60% of all track laid in north
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 1:30am EST
this guy, take a look at this. >> and others to europe, since you mentioned north america, and this was in north america. >> that's a big frfrfrfrfrfr @8 and elderly at high risk. i'm jamie colby. back to cavuto on fox. >> ask now, questions later. to deal across the atlantic. the countries with a tax, and this to go global with the playing field. one problem, right now they don't know what the money will be used for. charlie, you can't make it up. >> i can't see the chinese and the spending in the asian market where people transact a lot of business. one interesting thing about markets. some if somebody said you have to live in l.a. or new york in the media or entertainment base, less so, but you have to do it. you do not have to trade in europe. there are exchanges all over the place where you can bypass this stuff and i tell you, remember what happened with sarbanes oxley. right after that, they posted the conditions and penalties on companies that want to list here in the united states, and be in the u.s. stock market. a lot of can't went-- >> to your point, london sur
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
. sales in north america were upbeat, but european sales tumbled over 15%. u.s. automakers including ford are raising their voices against japan's currency policy. they say the weakened yen hurts their earnings and gives japanese rivals an unfair advantage. >>> people in the u.s. are more pessimistic about their financial situation. consumer confidence plunged in january to the lowest level in over a year. researchers at analytics firm the conference board say the index dropped to 58.6. that's down 8.1 point from december and is the lowest level since november 2011. they say the increase in the payroll tax has dampened consumer sentiment. u.s. share prices are rising as investors expect an economic recovery. but the focus now is what impact the increased pessimism will have on personal spending, which accounts for 70% of u.s. gross domestic product. >>> officials at royal philips electronics in the netherlands will sell their audiovisual equipment division to a japanese firm. they want to take a step back from consumer electronics and focus on their medical and health-related business. th
LINKTV
Jan 5, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> the idea for the winter game came from north america, where the nhl has held open games since 2007. the match in nuremberg will cost about 1 million euros, but organizers hope " pay off. >> believe it will be able to -- a the league will be able to profit from this, too. we hope to have more soccer games. >> and for the crowd, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. >> will be back with more news and sports at the top of the hour. stay with us. stay with us. >> these night owls, work for the sanitation
CNBC
Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm EST
's the bad news. the good news for ford continues to be in north america. look at the profits, $1.872 billion in the fourth quarter. that's almost a billion dollars more than the fourth quarter last year. profit margins above 10%. that's impressive especially in an auto industry where 7 and 8% in north america used to be considered good. what's driving north america, stronger pricing, stronger sales. the profit margins, however, this is one thing that concerns people, the profit margins are expected to stay level in 2013, not grow in north america. still over 10% is impressive for a company a few years ago had no profit margins. >> very good point. phil, thank you. twinkies, one step closer to a new home. private firm apollo and metro polos a looking at a deal to buy from hostess. they are reporting that bid will be more than $400 million. so far everyone involved has declined to comment. we are now just about 55 points away -- actually 50 points away from dow 14,000. coming up, youtube making a game changing announcement. no more free ride for you. >>> plus a big problem on the horizon and s
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
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CNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
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CNBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
, if you look at the unconventional resources in north america, there's a bountiful number of plays left to be discovered. and so the amount being produced today is at about a 15-year high in crude oil production. when we look at plays like the bakken, the eagleford, and core labs believes there's one, possibly two more oil unconventional plays left to be discovered north america. so, yes, with added technology, with fracking and our fractured diagnostic technology, we are helping our clients recover more and more of this unconventional oil. >> there may be two more big ones that we don't even know about yet? >> yeah, we believe there's one, possibly two left in north america that will come out over the next couple of years. >> that's incredible. now, i also detect some countries, looks like to me that mexico's getting back in the game and starting to drill much more seriously than it used to. >> yes, jim, that's exactly right. mexico's looking offshore now in the deep water. as you know the gulf of mexico deep water has been prolific, and that trend curves around toward mexico. so you w
CNBC
Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm EST
. the stock is off by more than 15, almost 16%. >> sales in its biggest market, north america, dropped by 2%, although that's only the third quarterly decline they have seen in 11 years, so what's the story behind these numbers? joining us as he does, we're so closed he does on a quarterly base is, on an exclusive basis. welcome back ceo lew frankfort. >> glad to be here. >> cut to the chase. here in north america, women's sales, saw lousy foot traffic in the quarter, didn't you? >> that's right. >> what happened? >> we were affected by a confluence of factors. first, mall and street traffic was down for everybody. second, it was a very promotional season, and we did not participate beyond our normal limited level of promotion. >> so everybody else is discounting, and you're not? >> most people are discounting. >> okay. >> in their full price propositions. in addition, we decks appearance intensified competition, especially in our department store channel here in the u.s. >> can i ask you something? >> look, shoppers are so fickle, right? and the fashion world is filled with examples in the
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 3:55pm EST
repression are poor countries. north america verses africa. that implies when you see it rapid growth, one thing that could be going on in china is you have changes predicting changes. you have a change in freedom and that change predicts a change in income. what happened in china? you had one of the worst totalitarian systems and there was an increase in freedom. you had some increase in political freedom. chinese people today are much more free, even politically. this release the energy of the chinese people and you have this rapid economic growth. that is the story line that i will give you as to why the chinese miracle and not last. >> go ahead. >> i thought that what by me extra time. i don't know how many of you heard the story. "the onion' declared north korea's leader the sexiest man alive. the, as party newspaper did not raise this was a satire and reprinted it straight up. this is a little bit funny. there is a litle bit of an insight into the current leadership. they would not allow this kind of satirical irreverent towards their leader. they do not recognize satire when they se
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:30pm EST
in north america and you can call it an energy revolution. the amount you see about the shell resources and i use the word "revolution" because it is having an amazing impact in the country and you hear the iaea talking about self-sufficiency and it is changing the dynamics and has impacts on geopolitics and the choices countries are making. so i'd be happy to go deeper into that piece. but if you broaden out from north america and take that same picture, one of the big questions for us now is will that revolution that we've seen in north america be replicated in other parts of the world with one of the first big questions out there being around china because china is exploring and we're helping china explore for these natural gas resources and other resources so that has enormous impacts on where the world goes. i think i'll cycle all the way back down to the specific topic of renewables so again, setting up for a conversation here. our personal view is renewables are critically important. everything you will hear me say does actually fit in more or less an all or the above energy stra
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 2:00am EST
back to north america because china is coming back. i disagree that the unions are on the defensive when it comes to government. they own government. >> one place it is growing is public sector. >> ebe mac touched on the reason why. government doesn't compete. they raise taxes. private sector where business is up to compete on the price of the product. unions make companies less competitive. >> what does it say about unions. they used to represent . people were proud to put the union label on the product. is that still true, steve? >> no, all you have to do is lookk at detroit and the legacy and companies that went in to right to work states and they paid competitive wages and did well in a normal economy and the unions outlived their usefulness. >> rick, do unions have a pr problem and have to say go back to basics and say we make better products. >> they do have pr problems but a healthy chunk of that is the effort to discredit them and it took root. >> hold on, emac. it is not hard to discredit richard trunka who? in my eyes was like a thug. look what he did in the united mines.
LINKTV
Jan 12, 2013 2:00pm PST
, there is always a chance of a shower here but for the most part bright and breezy. central america, one or two showers around, but otherwise looking largely dry and fine. 23 degrees your high in mexico city. in north america, a ral battle royal between the fronts. more extensive snee cross the great lakes and extending into parts of canada. ahead of it, quite cold air. disappointing tems of -- in san francisco, highs of 11 degrees celsius. >> now the headlines from al-jazeera. the french. has ordered increased security across france following military operations in both somalia and mali. and a french hostage. has reportedly been killed during a failed rescue attempt in somalia. shi'ia demonstrators have rallied in a show of support for prime minister al malachi and his government. for weeks the government has been the target of angry protests in sunni provinces while prostors say the shi'ia-led government discriminates against them. opposition activists in the syrian capital a air attacks have resumed after stormy weather prevented them for a week. jets and helicopters fired miss aisles and p
PBS
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
or walking. out west dry across much of china and the indian peninsula. all right. in north america heavy rain, snow showers ongoing across the south eastern part of the u.s. we have winter storm warnings and advisories still posted across the appalachians and an additional 30 centimeters of snow is likely. snow is affecting the eastern half of the great lakes region. out towards the west looking dry. lots of sunshine and temperatures are still on the warmer side in l.a. 24 degrees. 13 degrees in denver. minus 8 in winnipeg which is quite warmer than yesterday. all right. moving into europe then. severe weather is still going across the eastern half of the mediterranean. about 150 millimeters of rain has fallen which is double the amount that we see for the entire month of january. lots of thunderstorms and gusts have been reported in many areas. to the north of this low pressure system heavy snow showers are affecting. let's go to some video coming out of austria. snow keeps on falling in the country. you can see an overturned truck. the driver is stuck inside waiting for help. this weat
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
would get if you follow the shaw north america contract approach which, is all based on a commodity electricity which, is direct exposure to market price. and so at the high altitude, that is the most general statement that i can make about risk. this is a considerably low risk approach for the rate payer because of the performance of solar and efficiency and wind are very predictable, have no market price fluctuation, are simply a matter of whether the equipment works and so it's a comparison of equipment to fuel. >>> may be the best response would be to give us some bullets down the road and so we know how to respond to that issue and because rate pairs are going to ask that we how are we minimizing the exposure to them. >> any other questions? >>> yeah i have another question too in the risk -- but's a little bit different and so my understanding is that the assumptions in had model and i guess what i'm really -- c c's local build out component is critical and i want to go on record again saying thank you for your work and your long-term commitment to this because, i thin
SFGTV2
Jan 22, 2013 3:30pm PST
envision through the she'll energy north america service pro provision then we will layer in new customers resource so we will have opportunities do local build with post new customerrings coming in. we are starting small to keep our risk profile low with our expectation that we would increase the ability to have local build-out as we bring on more customers from the large residential and commercial base here in san francisco. >> mr. mayora [spelling?]. >> this happen helpful and there is a tie in between face one and two and that phase two may be necessary to make the finances of phase one work and i think you just disa abused me of that, that phase one depends not on the local build out but the available of the hatchy power and a different use of a different kind of reek and i would like to focus on that. i think that when we visit this again it's going to be to approval not to exceed rate. a local power folks have been saying that the not to exceed rates that we are proposing will gawfort failure of the program and we have all compressed concern about the size of the premium invo
SFGTV2
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
're the green tech capital of north america and the number one for green jobs according to the best magazines and we're also rated highly for losing weight. in the case of san francisco i believe we're so burglarized. the progress of our city is no accident. indeed we're vital, we're strong city because of the fiscally responsible direction we've teen, deliberate choice we've made to attract people into our city. whether it's a reform of our housing or infrastructure on the significant challenges we've faced we put the people's priorities head of city hall. and on this course my fellow san franciscans i believe with all my heart we must continue were while these truths have never been self-evident we have to speak of our freedom. the same is our commit to continue the path of progress that we're on today. yet the worse of economic times are behind us we cannot relent to our commit with fiscal prudence with our taxpayers' money. we must not be distracted and retreat from making smart investments in our people in our neighborhood and in our infrastructure. i know that some maybe told me in bett
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm EST
farther north, at least in the eastern part of north america. the western part is still pretty cold. there are some changes temperature-wise coming our way. it will take a few days to get there. a few scattered clouds, and variable wind about 10 miles per hour. watch the time line. by friday morning, we start picking up some clouds. the next cover starts moving in. by friday afternoon/evening, still on the doorstep. it will go through it rather quickly. it does not look like a lot of snow accumulation. all it takes is slippery conditions to make things unbearable. temperatures will be cold. near freezing for the air temperature. because of the wind, it will feel like the teens out there. the seven-day forecast, snow has ended for all intents and purposes. 27 is the high today. 28 tomorrow. 29 on saturday. by tomorrow afternoon and evening into saturday morning, we could see some snow showers and snow flurries and light accumulations. >> he just got a little house -- a little excited. >> this is a government who has not had his ears cropped -- a doberman who has not had his ears crop
SFGTV
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
, documentation of taser-related deaths in california. and actually excuse me, taser-related deaths in north america that establish that the majority have occurred in california. i have a document here documenting the discriminatory that most are of hispanic or latino origin. i was requested to provide the commission any information on sheriff, san francisco sheriff and sfpd-related lawsuits and i have here articles documenting a $385,000 sellingment in an accessive force case and this was from 2007, i believe it was. and this was a gentleman by the name of mardad. alamazafor, a 27-year-old medical student and this was a suit filed against the sfpd and the sheriff's department acting in coordination and it was actually a settlement of originally a two million dollar lawsuit. so i have documentation regarding this as well. and san francisco police officer jessy serna actually lost his job finally over this suit. i have the documentation and i would like to request that the copies be made for the commissioners specifically those on the subcommittee. >> thanks for the public comment. >> hearing
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
this is an affiliated woodpecker, the largest in north america. quite a sight to see. when you have one of those in backyard, you know about it. degrees.ayed balmy 53 we did not set a record, although became close to 70 degrees. just north of the beit it is in the 40's. this whether boundary will be close the bus tomorrow morning. we will see some morning fog and some of those low clouds. this line of mass of that stretches all , butay from michigan especially through misery. those are tornado watches -- missouri. through there have been several reports tornadoes and now nine out todaytches memphis and on into oxford mississippi. stretches all the way down to theat lakes south. a bit as iteakening way, but by late tomorrow and tomorrow evening time, we could be looking at some severe weather. some of the reports days,he last couple of some hail around chicago and a damage in the middle part of the country. overnight tonight and during the be in torow, we will breeze and southerly the jet stream swings in with that wave. warm and increasingly windy as we go through tomorrow. starting tomorrow at
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 7:30am PST
remember this guy, take a look at this. >> and others to europe, since you mentioned north america, and this was in north america. >> that's a big frenchman and he wants you to pay how? wait until you hear this. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. the flu comes on f
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 4:30pm PST
in north america are revving up, europe and the company's continuing investments in asia could pull it back to neutral. >> europe is just having all sorts of structural problems, and i don't see that turning around anytime soon. we've seen some wobbles in south america and in asia, but all around the globe everyone looks the u.s. as the real bright spot in terms of automotive sales. >> reporter: here in the u.s., ford says total auto sales could hit 16 million. that would be up more than a million units from 2012. >> we think that we will see stronger results in north america in 2013. we think the margin will still come in at about 10%, which is a terrific margin nonetheless. it will be driven by higher volumes, industry, share and favorable pring. >> reporter: while u.s. consumers may be in a shopping mood, sales in europe have plunged. ford expects to lose $2 billion there this year, more than it had originally thought. >> we think that 2013 will be the trough, both in terms of our own loss and also industry volumes. and then, from '14 on, we expect the industry to recover pretty moderate
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm EST
: 2013 may well turn out to be a year that ford gets stuck in neutral. while sales in north america are revving up, europe and the company's continuing investments in asia could pull it back to neutral. >> europe is just having all sorts of structural problems and i don't see that turning around anytime soon. we've seen some wobbles in south america and in asia, but all around the globe everyone looks the u.s. as the real bright spot in terms of automotive sales. >> reporter: here in the u.s., ford says total auto sales could hit 16 million. that would be up more than a million units from 2012. >> we think that we will see stronger results in north america in 2013. we think the margin will still come in at about 10%, which is a terrific margin nonetheless. it will be driven by higher volumes, industry, share and favorable pricing. >> reporter: while u.s. consumers may be in a shopping mood, sales in europe have plunged. ford expects to lose $2 billion there this year, more than it had originally thought. >> we think that 2013 will be the trough, both in terms of our own loss and als
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
to washington, the british still had tens of thousands more troops in north america, and they could have some of tens of thousands more from other parts of the empire if they had decided to do so. but they were not able to do so because of the power of a new force and in search of warfare, a term that was all the point fatefully in 1776, the power of public opinion. now, if the founding fathers had been battling not the british empire, but the roman empire, i can assure you that the romans, no matter how many battlefield defeats they suffered, would have come back. george washington, the founders, would have been crucified quite literally. the fact that this did not happen is because of what happened in an institution that the romans did not have to worry about, at least not after the rise of the empire. that was the house of commons, parliament. in 17821 year after the year after the battle of yorktown there was a very close vote in the house of commons to discontinue offensive operations in north america. the vote was 234-215. it was a nail biter, but because lord north, the hardline prime
CNBC
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> let's talk about north america quickly. your profit margins are the story here. for the year over 10.4%. but i'm looking at note after note from analysts on wall street today who are saying we don't see growth coming in 2013 on the profitgins which has people saying why can't you continue growing the profit margins? >> well, first of all, a profit margin of about 10% which is what we're guiding to in 2013 is a phenomenal profit margin, very, very strong. so we expect to continue the type of performance we saw in north america on a margin basis into 2013 and actually expect higher profit but that will be offset and affect the volume or affect the margin from the point of view of higher, noncash structural cost. so higher profits, about the same margin. but it actually is not going to be affecting cash which we've also guided to be higher in 2013. we expect 2013 is going to be a very, very strong year for ford once again. >> scott? >> i would imagine this historic move we've seen in the yen must be keeping you up at night. it hurts you from a pricing standpoint and certainly helps toyo
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
island, actually, has the first sin gold in north america -- synagogue in north america. so we have a very active jewish community in rhode island from the 18th century on. and it becomes significant, individuals throughout the state's economy and its political life. what we have here, again in original binding, is the first printed jewish calendar in north america. it shows, it's a lunar calendar, and it reflects on all of the festival days, all the days of significance for a period of decades. and one of the really beautiful things about it is that there's also notes in hebrew throughout this binding. what we have before us now is a photo album, a scrapbook from a rhode islander who americans know probably better tan they even know roger williams, and it's a man named elijah hunt rhodes. he never did anything as famous as nathaniel green. he kept an amazing diary in record, and he was discovered by ken burns, and he became the model for billy yank in the ken burns' civil war series. so we are fortunate enough here to have been given the elijah hunt rhodes collection from his famil
LINKTV
Jan 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
. as we move into north america two weather systems. this one moving away from the eastern seaboard. the other one towards west still giving snow in place as cross rockies, with temperatures beginning to rise for san francisco with high expected to reach 14 degrees crellsous. -- crellsous. >> welcome back, a reminder of the top stories in al jazeera. in his first speech in months, syria's president laid out his plan toned the conflict including a new constitution and new government. the opposition has rejected his plan. pakistani soldier has been killed and another wounded in a gunfight between indian and pakistani troops in the disputed region of kashmir. and 16 people have been killed in a u.s. drone strike targeting taliban hideouts. two suicide bombers have attacked a community center in afghanistan, killing five people. the explosions in the town in kandahar also injured 15 others. the attackers targeted a tribal uncil meeting. a spokesman for the afghan army said an investigation will be carried out into a video apparently showing soldiers abusing the bodies of dead taliban fi
WHUT
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
world news. much of north america is in the grip of a big winter freeze. temperatures have plunged as low as-bang 34 degrees celsius in some parts. in chicago, cold and heat as well. gene littles has this explanation. -- jane little as this explanation. >> this furniture warehouse in chicago, where a fire broke out on tuesday. flames reignited inside the building on thursday. the building, which by then was covered in ice. water from the firefighters' hoses froze almost as soon as it hit the facade. across the american midwest, people struggled to dig themselves out of their houses and into their cars. >> i am one of those weird people that like said. i really do. i wish we had more. >> others were enjoying it, to. in duluth, minnesota, a local weatherman discover that bubbles can freeze in their -- can freeze in mid-air. the arctic conditions make driving perilous, and several deaths have been recorded. meanwhile, much of the northeast is in during icy weather. in new york, fountains in the city's parks froze, though the residents helped out. >> i am glad to be able to wear these
Comedy Central
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
't you? >> i don't know how to make it clearer one man opens the most important border crossing in north america. who let that happen? the voters of detroit. they allowed a private company to build and own the bridge which maroon brought 50 years later. wait until my black panther friend finds out an old white dude owns the only bridge to cand yanch mattie maroon, yes. >> the leader of black panthers is protecting an 85-year-old white billionaire. >> in this town i kick the ass not kiss it. >> why is why i have a difficult time trying to tell you how to run your black panther business but i think you are working for the man. let me get this straight an 85-year-old millionaire named mattie maroon somehow owns the only bridge that connects canada to detroit, michigan and now when a rival bridge proposal comes along, he takes out an ad campaign to slam the second bridge and people are doubting the canadians? >> yes. >> his a question: what did mattie maroon think? after all this is detroit his city. a town that trusted him about the -- with the bridge monopoly, his office wouldn't return o
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 1:35am EST
. slavery was legal in all of the british colonies and all of north america at the end of the 18th century, and gradually northern states, northeast and mid-atlantic states abolished slavery. i learned this was a gradual process and it took a long time. what we scoffed is there were slaves in new jersey 1860, and most of the states that abolished slavery between, say, 1780 and 1804, which is the period we custom marrily look at -- had to do it again later in the 19th century because there was so much ambiguity as to what the road from slavery to freedom was. so, thinking about that, i tried to then step back and say, well, if this is the case, what does this mean for how we should understand the course of emancipation in the united states and the difference between freedom and slavery. so i inauguration the become that slavery is national, that slave -- communities of runway slaves should be understood as what we call marooned. fugitive slave communities, and that the links between people of african-american descent in the norway state -- northern states and slaves in the southern states a
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